Monday, June 13, 2011

{Secret Recipe Club} Busy-At-Home.Com's Rocky Road Crunch Bars

Rocky Road Crunch Bars from Busy-At-Home.Com

This the first month I'm participating in a monthly blogging event called "The Secret Recipe Club." The event was created by Amanda Formaro of Amanda's Cookin'. Every month each participant is assigned a "secret" blog. The participant is then supposed to read the blog, get to know a little about the author, and try a recipe or two without the secret blog author knowing. On the reveal day each month it's finally announced who was assigned to your blog and what recipe they made! This is simply a fun event to get to know other people around the world who enjoy food blogging as much as I do!

The blog I was assigned to this month was, written by Glenda Embree. Glenda is a super busy mom who homeschools her five children, runs a homeschool curriculum business out of her home and is an avid blogger. Glenda blogs about a variety of subjects including living on budget, creating healthy meals for her family, gardening and crafts, and the life of her very busy family. Recently Glenda had the opportunity to visit the King Arthur Flour Baking and Education Center (which I'm a bit jealous over!) with about a dozen other bloggers and she learned how to make her first successful pie crust and she even baked pizza in a hearth oven!

Glenda has a variety of recipes I'd love to try on her site. The top candidate is her homemade summer sausage. I plan on making a large batch of this the next time my favorite local farm has a sale on their ground beef! Another recipe that could easily be made gluten free is Glenda's Blueberry Cobbler. Another fun thing about is that Glenda has TONS of giveaways! So if you like to enter to win free prizes, her blog is the place to go! Also, here is a link to Glenda's recipe index, where you can find all of her best recipes!

The recipe pictured above is a gluten free version of Tia's Rocky Road Crunch Bars featured on Busy-At-Home.Com. My sweet friend Heather volunteered to make them for our summer 2011 cookout with our local gluten free support group. We enjoyed these delicious bars as dessert from our cookout. We loved the combination of honey & chocolate and I had to take extras of these bars home with me. Heather had to make a few changes to the recipe to suit her dietary restrictions, she used walnuts instead of peanuts, and she used a variety of GF Chex cereals in place of the Honey Bunches of Oats cereal called for. These bars were a hit at our cookout and I will definitely be making them!

I highly recommend visiting Glenda's great site, "Busy-At-Home.Com" for cooking, budgeting, and creative homeschooling ideas!

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